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Lichfield shoppers take up the chance to question city police chief

Inspector Jed White chats with a shopper

Inspector Jed White chats with a shopper

Dozens of busy shoppers found time to fit in a chat with their neighbourhood policing commander during a special four day event at Lichfield.

Inspector Jed White set up temporary home at the city’s Waitrose supermarket as part of a drive to give local people the chance to air their views.

More than 50 people took up the offer to talk about a wide range of community issues including speeding traffic, parking and anti-social behaviour on local streets and parks.

Insp White said:

“I would like to think people went away with an understanding that their local police and community partners are working hard to resolve many of the issues they raised. For example, we know nuisance behaviour in streets and open spaces is a concern and I hope I was able to reassure residents that police and other agencies are continuing to take positive action.”

The opportunity for people to quiz the inspector was highlighted by invitation billboards which went on show in Upper St John Street as well as the supermarket car park.

He added:

“I spent around three hours a day meeting and chatting with shoppers who all felt the opportunity to meet police in a relaxed and informal atmosphere was well worth it.”

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